So, bracing myself for a complex conversion (new accessories, focuser, etc.), I sold the TEC APO-140. The new owner says it provides better views of planets than his 12 inch Meade SCT.
While imaging last night, it occured to me I could perform the below comparison, using an image taken of the Horsehead with the previous scope back in January. Here is a side-by-side:
Here is the work to date using the new telescope:
I feel the changeover was worth it.
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